Omni Health Media Launches Prostate Cancer Educational Institute of Virginia (PCEIVa) Website and Virtual Support Community for Patients and Caregivers

Omni Health Media Launches Prostate Cancer Educational Institute of Virginia (PCEIVa) Website and Virtual Support Community for Patients and Caregivers

Fort Worth TX/Sun Valley ID —June 23, 2014 — OmniHealthMedia (OMNI) is pleased to announce the launch of the Prostate Cancer Educational Institute of Virginia’s (PCEIVa) website and virtual online CancerConnect support community. The site, www.pceiva.org, will serve as a leading educational resource for patients by highlighting PCEIVa services and providing in-depth prostate cancer patient content, including a daily cancer news service, cancer overviews, treatment options and clinical trials. The PCEIVa CancerConnect community will provide patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates much needed peer-to-peer support opportunities in a fully moderated online community.

PCEIVa is an organization that was created by prostate cancer survivors to provide support and education for men who have been diagnosed with and/or treated for prostate cancer and those who support these men. It is their goal to provide up-to-date information and education for individuals and organizations about the symptoms, treatments and survivorship of prostate cancer.

OMNI Health Media is the leading developer of websites, content, social media, and custom applications in oncology and urology, providing practices and clinics with the latest news and in-depth educational content for patients and providers. OMNI’s web development and content syndication platform propels clinics, hospitals, and advocacy organizations to be the leading online destinations in their market.

OMNI Health Media has also developed a specialized social media application providing community and educational resources for all those affected by cancer. CancerConnect is the leading online destination for patients and caregivers seeking information and support in the wake of a cancer diagnosis, with over 50,000 patients having actively engaged in the platform, CancerConnect is the leading social media community for patients and their caregivers.

“People with cancer and their caregivers need ongoing access to support—not just during a brief office visit with their physician, but when they go home and do research. They need help during sleepless nights as well as busy days,” explains Charles Weaver, MD, a medical oncologist and CEO of OMNI Health Media. “We are pleased that leading cancer care providers like PCEIVa continue to select CancerConnect content and social media applications for use on their websites for their patients and caregivers.  PCEIVa joins Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dana Farber, Roswell Park and over 300 other leading cancer centers and clinics in utilizing OMNI to provide a safe and secure environment where patients learn, share information, provide support, and validate their experience.”

Dr. Weaver also says, “Our senior medical writing group, excellent scientific advisors, and top-notch web development team allow us to create premier platforms for our clients that serve patients, their families, and providers with critical information.” OMNI now distributes patient education content to websites to major markets in over 40 states, Japan, and Australia. All sites use custom oncology applications developed by OMNI in addition to proprietary award-winning content.

About OMNI Health Media:

OMNI Health Media (OMNI) is a leading specialty website developer and publisher of consumer health information. By incorporating content expertise with social media and web-based programming, OMNI is uniquely qualified to develop and distribute multi-media health education content and social media programming for a variety of health conditions.

Originally established in 1996 as a cancer patient education resource, OMNI has consistently expanded its platform by integrating technologic advances with its health information content, applications and services. OMNI has been recognized for producing award-winning, multi-media content which reaches over 1.5 million health information seekers in English, Japanese, and Spanish every month. OMNI currently produces Web applications and health content in oncology, urology, rheumatology, and women’s health.

The mission of OMNI Health Media is to connect individuals with the most current, comprehensive health information and with others in similar situations. OMNI uses a variety of platforms including online, print, video, social media, and live interactive Web chats to connect and empower individuals to better manage their health conditions.

OMNI Health Media produces and manages Women magazine, CancerConnect.com, TheRAConnection.com, aWomensHealth.com and The Web Chats with the Experts interactive series featuring thought leaders from institutions such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, Johns Hopkins, Yale, and other prominent health centers.

OMNI content and programming has been independently reviewed by multiple physician practices and hospitals, and endorsed by the National Patient Advocate Foundation and the Oncology Nursing Society. Furthermore, CancerConnect.com has been awarded with the World Wide Web Health Awards’ Gold Award for patient education and information excellence. The Gold Award is the highest possible award bestowed on such sites. CancerConnect.com was named one of the top 5 oncology websites by Oncology Net Guide. Perhaps the biggest vote of confidence for OMNI content and programming is the fact that it has been used by over 250 hospitals, clinics, and advocacy groups including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The Susan Komen Foundation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Roswell Park and leading physician practices and networks like The West Clinic, Texas Oncology, and other leading community practices from coast to coast. Currently, over 2,700 physicians use OMNI Health Media content programming on their websites.

About CancerConnect:

CancerConnect.com is the leading social network for cancer patients, their friends, and family. This unique online application was developed by OMNI Health Media and combines a robust information platform consisting of current comprehensive information on cancer with a social network. It is populated with rich content to support the many ongoing needs of individuals battling cancer and is comprised of communities of individuals with similar interests in the area of cancer.

The CancerConnect application is also available as a fully functional “private label” social network for people with cancer, their caregivers, and others who are interested in staying up-to-date about the set of diseases known as cancer. CancerConnect is currently used by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Loyola University Medical Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and other leading centers and clinics. CancerConnect is licensed to hospitals and cancer clinics to enhance their websites, improve SEO, and allow cancer patients to be part of a social community without leaving the clinic. Disease-specific groups as well as groups focused on care giving, health and wellness, and nutrition all exist to provide support for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer.

Contact chweaver@omnihealthmedia.com